By Douby Jean
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island and very often we tend to put in the same balance what is happening in the two countries just to know which one weighs more. In terms of sport, is the picture different for the two territories? Woodensky Cherenfant Says Babalito tells us a lot about this file.
To be able to invest in sport, you have to have a lot of money since a ton of expenses are involved. Babalito told us clearly that: “Malere pa fè foutbòl” and according to him, it is this category that is trying to move the lines in our country: “To be a leader, you have to have the adequate means. In Haiti, we get carried away by our love for football while people with the means are sidelined. “
Across the border, the players get better treatment. Obviously, some clubs have delays when it comes to remunerating the actors: “In the Dominican Republic, the management of the players is one of the most important factors even if it is not the case of all the players. clubs. But when it comes to accommodation, food, that's all taken care of. There can be loopholes when it comes to settling player counts as some clubs are not regular. But, this is not the case with Cibao, Pantoja, O y M, Moca, Atlantico, ” he added.
However, Cibao's former spearhead clarified that: “In terms of players, the country dear to Danilo Medina is still one step ahead of Haiti. Our best talents don't play in the championship anymore. ”
He also argued that: “ Technically, we are better yet overall they are light years away from us. Their championship is re-broadcast, the clubs have several sponsors, the majority of the teams have their own pitch and training camp and even their own equipment supplier. Each team is entitled to 5 foreigners and only a few teams have Dominican coaches and the rest are just foreigners. “
Both structurally and organizationally, there is a big difference between what Dominicans do and what Haitians do. And in the very near future, overthrowing the neighboring selection will become a very difficult operation for the Grenadiers. Good hear, hi!